Analysis Of The Poem ' The Yellow Wallpaper ' By Edgar Allen Poe

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Struggling with mental illness, the loss of a loved one, and addiction is by no means, a simple walk in the park, and it’s essential to find ways to dominate these obstacles. The following patients and authors struggle with lack of belonginess and love and generally their feelings are projected onto others. In Charlotte Gilman 's story The Yellow Wallpaper, published in 1892, a woman is struggling to find herself throughout the obstacles that she has to mentally overcome. In the 1845 poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe, the author elaborates on his own personal battles of losing a loved one. In Out Of Reach, the 2012 novel by Carrie Arcos, Micah has to overcome his addictions to find himself and return to his family. When struggling through personal battles, people’s personality become reformed.
Addiction is a serious issue that can take full control of your life. Out Of Reach by Carrie Arcos is a novel that shows the effects that addiction can have on a family. Micah, a 17 year old high school student that is keeping secrets, lying, using crystal meth, and running from reality. Rachel notes, “If I had known that his mind had already been altered with that first try, that the seed of addiction had taken root, maybe I would have done more,” (Arcos: 6). Rachel, Micah’s sister has kept his addiction a secret from their parents to keep him out of trouble, and now that the addiction has taken control of his life, Rachel can’t help but feel guilty for letting it get this far.…

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